Towers Loving Care

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Randomizer462, 21st Dec 2015.

  1. Joel3

    Joel3 TowersStreet Member

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    This is disgusting… it breaks my heart when I see this. Twirling Toadstool has so many memories for me and to see it like this. It looks like it’s just the fibreglass that’s really in disrepair though. I can only hope it will return one day. #SaveTheToadstall
     
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  2. Themeparksandy1981

    Themeparksandy1981 TowersStreet Member

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    It shouldn’t have been moved in the 1st place. They could have easily kept it in the dark forest area. Turn the middle of it into a old tree instead and had its vines looking like it was holding the chains up.
     
  3. Katy

    Katy TowersStreet Member

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    It's second to Loggers Leap which has been "under redevelopment" for about 5 years, gonna be the best flume in the world when it re-opens.
     
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  4. DiogoJ42

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    I honestly couldn't see them ever opening it again. It has probably been deemed too dangerous. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Croftybaby

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    It's scrap on the floor yet it's still being advertised as an attraction (that is currently closed) on the website.

    It should be taken off the website as it's misleading.
     
  6. ringo

    ringo TowersStreet Member

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    Least this is still in the park and not like Ripsaw which was in a different country but they claimed it was getting its annual maintenance :rolleyes:
     
  7. IanSR

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    It's better than nothing ;)
     
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  8. pj

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    I thought they admitted it from the start with Ripsaw.


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  9. delta79

    delta79 TowersStreet Member

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    Well. It started as annual maintenance. Then it was changed to being removed due to it reaching the end of its life.

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  10. pj

    pj TowersStreet Member

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    Maybe they tried to maintain it but couldn’t?


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  11. rob666

    rob666 TowersStreet Member

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    And maybe they just didn't try.
     
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  12. Danny

    Danny Leicester Melvin Rong

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    I'm looking forward to The Blade being listed as TLC at the end of the year when it heads off to the scrapyard in the sky.
     
  13. Mikw

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    I guess they could have found more damage than they initially anticpated
     
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  14. delta79

    delta79 TowersStreet Member

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    That usually what happens. Something go for routine maintenance and checks. Then something major is found and is beyond economical repair. (Usually a repair costing over 70% of equipments replacement cost)

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  15. QTXAdsy

    QTXAdsy TowersStreet Member

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    M&D's you mean ;)
     
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  16. spinba11

    spinba11 TowersStreet Member

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    Isn’t that what happened with submission?
     
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    Such a shame that:

    A) such a ride is allowed to get into this state in the first place. I mean can it actually be that difficult to maintain what is essentially a standard wave swinger?

    B) that once again M£rlin have been telling lies about the rides 'maintenance' for so long. If a ride is gone then admit it. This kind of thing actually undermine's the effort that go into the TLC project's.
     
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  18. RoyJess

    RoyJess TowersStreet Member

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    I fully agree, unless a ride is temporary out of action and they are planning to have it up and running for part of the season, then it should be completely removed from the website line up. Very misleading.

    To have a ride that is not available advertised on their ride line up as currently closed for more than a full season (in the case of NST and Twirling toadstool this has been more than 2) is completely unacceptable

    So if it not available for that season, even if they plan to have it returned to the line up in the future, it should be removed from the current line up on the website.
     
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    Rick TowersStreet Member

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    If it is coming back, it was never coming back as Toadstool anyway, surely?

    I can't get on board with the website outrage. It clearly states its closed if you're planning a trip to the park. Refurbishment isn't about facades when you're working on a wave swinger older than most of the people on this forum.
     
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  20. RoyJess

    RoyJess TowersStreet Member

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    The trouble with having things on the website that are not actually open, it gives the false impression that the ride will be opening at some point during the season. Even if if states that it's closed, who actually reads all the information? You are drawn towards the pictures. It gives the false impression that there is more rides at the park than there actually is.

    What I find ironic, is that the rides like the twirling toadstool are not even SBNO, they have physically been taken down. As @Rick say's if it dose make a return, it will be completely re-branded as a new ride anyway.
     

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